Fig1 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets

Abstract

The most widely used method of flushing of reservoirs is to remove the deposited sediment through the bottom outlets. The size and shape of gates affect the outflow volume of water, the volume of removed sediments, and flushing efficiency. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the area, number and shape of the bottom outlet gates on the velocity, concentration, and volume of the removed sediments and the dimensions of the flushing cone. Four different shapes with the same area were used for this purpose. Moreover, to study the effect of area and number of gates on flushing efficiency, circular gates with two different diameters were used. In this research, various pressure flushing modes were simulated using the Flow-3D model. Calibration and evaluation of this model were performed based on experimental findings. Results showed the parameters of the Flow-3D measures such as length, width, maximum depth, and flushing cone size with an average error of 3%, which is in good agreement with experimental results. As the area of the outlet gates increases, flushing is less risky in viewpoints of the operation process. Furthermore, the gate with a horizontal-rectangular section has an optimal shape with the highest flushing efficiency.

저수지를 세척하는 가장 널리 사용되는 방법은 바닥 배출구를 통해 침전된 침전물을 제거하는 것입니다. 게이트의 크기와 모양은 물의 유출량, 제거 된 퇴적물의 양 및 세척 효율에 영향을 미칩니다.

이 연구의 목적은 제거된 퇴적물의 속도, 농도 및 부피와 플러싱 콘의 크기에 대한 바닥 출구 게이트의 면적, 수 및 모양의 영향을 조사하는 것입니다.

이 목적을 위해 동일한 면적을 가진 4 개의 다른 모양이 사용되었습니다. 또한 플러싱 효율에 대한 면적과 게이트 수의 영향을 연구하기 위해 두 가지 직경의 원형 게이트를 사용했습니다. 이 연구에서는 Flow-3D 모델을 사용하여 다양한 압력 플러싱 모드를 시뮬레이션했습니다.

이 모델의 보정 및 평가는 실험 결과를 기반으로 수행되었습니다. 결과는 길이, 너비, 최대 깊이 및 플러싱 콘 크기와 같은 Flow-3D 측정의 매개 변수를 보여 주며 평균 오차는 3 %로 실험 결과와 잘 일치합니다. 출구 게이트의 면적이 증가함에 따라 작동 과정의 관점에서 플러싱이 덜 위험합니다. 또한 수평 직사각형 단면의 게이트는 최고의 세척 효율로 최적의 모양을 갖습니다.

Keywords

  • Computer model
  • Scouring
  • Flushing
  • Bottom outlet
  • Flow-3D
  • Sedimentation
Fig1 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets
Fig1 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets
Fig2 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets
Fig2 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets
Fig8 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets
Fig8 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets
Fig10 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets
Fig10 3D flow simulation to improve the design and operation of the dam bottom outlets

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